beach freaks have great opportunities in Sri Lanka. The palm fringed
sandy beaches and the warm waters around have the elusive power of
sending a visitor into ecstacy. You can take a dip in the tranquil
waters or bask in the sun on the soft white sand , see a flock of birds
flyin freely or see the sun vanishing down the eyeline from the crimson
skies- you have time enough to marvel at the magic of nature.
It can boast of its beautiful natural harbour which is rated as one of
the finest of its kind in the world. Fort Frederick, which still echoes
the air of the colonial era, is one of the major attractions here.
A major beach resort of the East Coast, Nilaveli is the ideal place for
sun bathing, sea bathing and diving. A few meters away from the shore is
a small rocky island which provides a good location for snorkeling.
Kalkudah and Passekudah
Declared as a National Holiday Resort in 1973, the combined area of
Passekudah and Kalkudah is a perfect stretch for bathing, windsurfing
and water skiing. While Kalkudah Bay is a 2 km. long wide stretch of
beach, Passekudah is 4 km. long just south of Kalkudah.
The prime attraction of this erstwhile colonial town is the Singing
Fish whose musical notes can be heard distinctly on full moon
nights. The sound is attributed to this unique fish inhabiting the
Reaching the East Coast
Since there are no domestic flight services in Sri Lanka, tourists can
embark upon a train journey from Colombo. Buses are also available, but
they generally remain crowded.
Tourists can unpack at the various hotels and guest houses available in
the respective localities.